Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that causes repetitive stop and start of breath while sleeping.
Sleep apnea is mainly of following three types
Obstructive sleep apnea: It is the most common form of sleep apnoea that occurs when throat muscles relax.
Central sleep apnea: It occurs when the brain doesn't send proper signals to the breath controlling muscles.
Complex sleep (Mixed) apnoea syndrome or treatment-emergent central sleep apnoea: It occurs when someone has both obstructive sleep apnoea and central sleep apnoea.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnoea:
The OSA & CSA have overlapping symptoms and it makes it very difficult for the physician to determine the actual type of SA. The major symptoms of SA are: